Raspberry Pi is an extremely low power and ultra-compact (credit-card sized) computer board that is gaining a lot of attention due to the numerous creative application at very low power consumption.
The current version of Raspberry Pi (ver B) supports Open GL 2.0, 1080p H.264, 512MB RAM, 10/100 Base T ethernet, HDMI, 2 USB 2.0 ports, RCA video out, 3.5 mm audio out, SD Card socket (bootable), and is powered by micro USB.
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Open ELEC is a lightweight operating system that can support high-definition content on machines with low-powered processors.
This allows one to build small, silent machines to be effectively used as a media center.
Open ELEC, however, only includes software required to run XBMC.
Because of that it’s tiny (100MB) and installs in seconds – literally – and boots extremely quickly (about 20 seconds normally).
They also announced plans to provide further builds for the ARCTIC MC001 systems on their next release.And since version 6, x86 builds are deprecated too.Builds are currently available for x86-64 systems (as "Generic Build"), Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3 and the first generation Apple TV.While it could be used for common PC applications, what makes it exciting for home server enthusiasts is the possibility of using it as a compact media player to play even 1080p videos.Based on this concept several media center operating systems, mainly utilizing Linux and XBMC, have been developed in the recent time.